A Few Moments in the Life of Roy McDonald
By Jason Rip
Directed by Adam Corrigan Holowitz
Chris McAuley, Patsy Morgan, Edward Rozman, Greg Mate
Roy McDonald is one of London, Ontario’s most enigmatic and beloved residents. He is a poet. Known for his long beard and almost bursting shopping bags, McDonald can often be seen busking in the downtown core. That is where the play finds him. From there, Roy recounts his life: from a confined education system, to Woodstock, to a maze of Montreal bars and finally back to London. BEARD poetically displays the movement of a person and a people.
BEARD tells the unique story of Roy but also tells the story of a generation whose hey-day was a time harsher than history remembers. While others were confined to jobs, they were confined to bars and now they can create something and live. In that sense, it is the story of every generation.
March 2,3,7,8,9,10 at 8 pm
March 3,10 at 2 pm
The Arts Project
203 Dundas St